Kōrero: Waikato region

Roadside Stories: Ōrākau, famed battle site

Ōrākau, near Kihikihi, was the site of a Māori fighting (fortification) and a decisive 1864 battle between Māori and British troops. Although the Ngāti Maniapoto tribe, led by chief Rewi Maniapoto, lost the battle, they are remembered for their courage and their refusal to surrender.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Ōrākau. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

Taonga puoro courtesy of Richard Nunns

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - Pākehā impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35258/roadside-stories-orakau-famed-battle-site (accessed 10 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, updated 9 Jul 2015